Summer in Alpe d'Huez: mountain sports, open-air
activities and indoor leisure pursuits
When the snow melts and the pastures regain
their summer glory, tourists flock to the Alps to cycle the famous 21 bends
of the 1,100m climb up to Alpe d’Huez. The resort is a bucket-list destination for
all road cycling enthusiasts, but also attractsmountain-bikersto the
dozens of itineraries laid out in the Grandes Rousses mountains. Hikers can conquer the imposing Pic Blanc, while sensation-seekers have the choice
between paragliding, aircraft, ULM or helicopter initiations.
Alpe d’Huez also has an exceptional sports complex,
proposing over thirty year-round activities: tennis, ping-pong, yoga, fitness, rock
climbing and various team sports.